Facebook has partnered with Ray-Ban to create Ray-Ban Stories, smart glasses that allow Facebook users to capture the world as they see it. The fashionable glasses feature a multi-camera hub built into the frame that enables users to record what they see at any given time.
In addition to capturing photos and 30-second videos, users can listen to music and take phone calls through the smart glasses.
So, how do these smart glasses differ from Snapchat’s Spectacles?
Ray-Ban Stories include dual 5-megapixel cameras, which is nearly double the resolution of the latest version of Spectacles. The device also features advanced capture stabilization tech to ensure photos and videos always look their best. Facebook has also made it possible to activate Ray-Ban Stories via voice command.
Spectacles feature immersive AR Lenses with dual 3D waveguide displays and a 26.3 degree diagonal field of view. Fully integrated with Snapchat’s Lens Studio, Spectacles enable creators to build and interact with their lenses in real time, tapping into Snapchat’s expansive AR ecosystem.
When it comes to design, I personally think Ray-Ban Stories are more fashionable than Spectacles. They’re also available in 20 different style combinations starting at $299, while Spectacles 3 sells for $380.
Until Snapchat releases its fourth-generation glasses which will have built-in AR displays, Ray-Ban Stories may be more popular with social media users.